Edited by Wolfgang Maennig and Andrew Zimbalist
From the Olympics to the World Cup, mega sporting events are a source of enjoyment for tens of thousands of people, but can also be a source of intense debate and controversy. This insightful Handbook addresses a number of central questions, including: How are host cities selected and under what economic conditions? How are these events organized, and how is local resistance overcome? Based on historical and empirical experience, what are the pitfalls for the organizers of these events? What are the potential economic benefits, including any international image effects? How can the costs be minimized and the benefits maximized for host cities and countries? How do these mega events impact the challenges of globalization and what is their environmental legacy?
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- International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events
- Chapter 1: Introduction: The Economics of Mega Sporting Events
- Chapter 2: What is a Mega Sporting Event?
- Chapter 3: Mega Sporting Event Bidding, Mechanism Design and Rent Extraction
- Chapter 4: The Winner’s Curse: Why is the Cost of Mega Sporting Events so Often Underestimated?
- Chapter 5: Determinants of Successful Bidding for Mega Events: The Case of the Olympic Winter Games
- Chapter 6: An Analysis of the Political Economy for Bidding for the Summer Olympic Games: Lessons from the Chicago 2016 Bid
- Chapter 7: Support For and Resistance Against Large Stadiums: The Role of Lifestyle and Other Socio-economic Factors
- Chapter 8: Can Mega Events Deliver Sustainability? The Case of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
- Chapter 9: Stakeholder Perceptions of Short-term Marketing Tactics During the Olympics
- Chapter 10: Mega Events and Local Politics
- Chapter 11: Estimating Match and World Cup Winning Probabilities
- Chapter 12: Doping and Anti-doping Measures
- Chapter 13: Explaining and Forecasting National Team Medals Totals at the Summer Olympic Games
- Chapter 14: The Econometric Analysis of Willingness to Pay for Intangibles with Experience Good Character
- Chapter 15: Economic Impact of Sports Events
- Chapter 16: The Economic Impact, Costs and Benefits of the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games: Who Wins, Who Loses?
- Chapter 17: Outlook, Progress and Challenges of Stadium Evaluation
- Chapter 18: The BRICs: National and Urban Legacy Agendas
- Chapter 19: Mega Events and Sports Institutional Development: The Impact of the World Cup on Football Academies in Africa
- Chapter 20: Economic Impact of Organizing Large Sporting Events
- Chapter 21: Tour de France: A Taxpayer Bargain Among Mega Sporting Events?
- Chapter 22: Labor Market Effects of the World Cup: A Sectoral Analysis
- Chapter 23: Not-So-Mega Events
- Chapter 24: Reflections on Developing the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Research Agenda
- Chapter 25: The Economic Impact of the Golf Majors
- Chapter 26: People’s Perception of the Social Impacts of the Bejing Olympic Games Before and After 2008
- Chapter 27: The 2010 FIFA World Cup High-frequency Data Economics: Effects on International Tourism and Awareness for South Africa
- Chapter 28: For a Monsoon Wedding: Delhi and the Commonwealth Games
- Chapter 29: The Case of Brazil 2014/2016
- Chapter 30: The Employment Effects of London 2012: An Assessment in Mid-2011
- Chapter 31: Future Challenges: Maximizing the Benefits and Minimizing the Costs
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